jc4659

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Personal speaker evolution
Atlas PA speakers (awful)Creative Lab StandardLARGE ADVENTM&K Sat1A Volkswoofer AMAGNEPAN 1-cMagnepan 2.6RPROAC RESPONSE 3.8Sonus faber Cremona Auditor MVERITY AUDIO PARSIFAL ENCORE 
Phono preamp
As others have suggested, you can buy used and if it's not better then sell it for zero or no loss.  You will need an extra set of interconnects though and remember to use an auxiliary input on your receiver; not the phono input.  The ARC PH3 f/s ... 
Take up drums at age 56?
Yes, slow it down to a crawl if you have to!  You can do it! 
Amarra 3.0 vs. Audirvana
@blindjim Thanks for confirming my initial impressions of the update.  I just have not had much time to listen since updating but am excited about the positive changes.  It's almost hard to believe since everything else is the same!  
Amarra 3.0 vs. Audirvana
I have been using A+ for quite awhile now and have been happy with it using a MacBook Pro.  I just downloaded the latest version, 3.5.x and it is hands down better than any of the previous versions I used in terms of sound quality.  I don't know h... 
Take up drums at age 56?
More excellent insight from @bdp24!  Timing.  That is another benefit of my Roland kit.  It will test your timing and give you a score.  Some days I feel like I'm in good rhythm and get a score in the 90's while other days it still sounds good but... 
Take up drums at age 56?
@n80 Which ever direction you choose to go in, just remember to have fun and don't quit your day job!Lastly, if you are OC about audio, you'll probably be that way about your drums.  Set up, different drum heads, tuning, different cymbals, differe... 
Take up drums at age 56?
My wife was understanding about it.  She's the one who surprised me with the e-kit (guessing so she didn't have to hear me play!). When I had the acoustic kit set up in the basement of our previous home, even with the windows closed she could hear... 
Take up drums at age 56?
@n80 where are you located?  If near S.E. Wisconsin you are welcome to see my Roland V electronic kit.   
Take up drums at age 56?
No, the electronic kit has a control box that everything is plugged into but you will need headphones.  The control box is like a mini computer and you can change the sounds of any of the drums and cymbals, mine has "coaching" functions, loops of ... 
Take up drums at age 56?
@bdp24 Thanks for sharing!  Lots of really good advice and insight in your post.  I sincerely hope that the OP gives it a try.  It certainly gives one a better appreciation for the complexities of the instrument and good music in general.  It taug... 
Take up drums at age 56?
Failed to mention that I have an electronic kit now.  Not as visually impressive but still sounds great and is lots of fun. 
Take up drums at age 56?
N80yours is my story almost exactly!  I was the same age when I did it.  And I went overboard with buying additional cymbals, drums, accessories, etc.  I contacted the band instructors at a few local high schools and got the names of a few good dr... 
Test
Will this be graded on a curve?  I hate that. 
AYRE VX-5 TWENTY- WHICH TUBE PREAMP MATCHS
@drrsutliff did you try the Ayre kx5 or kxr before you settled on the VAC?